Butterfly Wedding Favors

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Weddings are the most important day of those being married. And it is for this reason that people spend countless dollars and more hours planning their weddings to perfection. One of the very important things to your wedding is making a lasting impression on your guests. How will they remember your wedding when they walk away. How about after a year, or a decade?

One of the best ways to make a lasting impression on your guests at your wedding is by wowing them with a great wedding favor. Wedding favors are one of the best ways to ensure that guests will remember your wedding for years to come.
There are often themes to weddings, and more often than not the wedding favor falls into line with whatever the theme of the wedding is. One of the most popular themes for a wedding favor is a butterfly. If you would like to have some type of butterfly wedding favor, consider some of these ideas for your reception.

Ceramic dish

Consider some type of porcelain or ceramic dish that is in the shape of a butterfly. These are a great idea for a wedding favor because they are so efficient and can be taken home by the guest and used for a variety of purposes. You can also have these plates engraved with sayings, love quotes, or even the date and location of your wedding. The possibilities really are endless.

Tea diffuser

Another great idea for a butterfly wedding favor is a tea diffuser. This is a great idea because it is unique and it is something that the guests who receive it can certainly use. Make sure that you are selecting a tea diffuser with a butterfly shaped handle.

Wine stopper

A wine stopper is a traditional and elegant favor for any wedding. In addition, butterfly wine stoppers can be purchased that have a butterfly shaped handle. Consider these keepsakesfor wine enthusiasts.

Candle holders

Another great idea isa butterfly candle holder. These can be very cheap but very elegant and can come with a candle and with a love saying or quote. They are a great way to incorporate a butterfly theme into your wedding favors.

Wedding favors are very important aspects of your wedding. If you are having a butterfly themed wedding, there are a variety of different ways you can incorporate your wedding theme. Ceramic dishes are great with engravings and can be used as candy dishes. Butterfly tea diffusers are a unique wedding favor that will always remind your guests of your wedding reception. Wine stoppers are very elegant and classy gift for wine lovers. Finally, candle holders are a classic keepsake and can be purchased quite cheaply for couples on a tighter budget. Use one of these ideas to make the most of your butterfly wedding favors.…

How To Choose a Professional Wedding Videographer

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Professional Video Producers Associations

Being a member of a professional association adds to your piece-of-mind when choosing any service. The Australian Video Producers Association (AVPA) is, as the name suggests, the primary association for video producers in Australia. They have a code of ethics for their members to follow and blessings of this may cause suspension of membership. There are also three levels of accredited membership – Standard, Advanced & Master. Where membership exemplifies integrity through the code of ethics, accredited membership combines this with a proven level of technical ability through submission of work for evaluation. Find a wedding video producer who is not just a member, but also an accredited member of the (AVPA) and you’re pretty much assured of professional service and quality. The AVPA treat their membership and accreditation very seriously; it is not just a matter of buying accreditation, it must be earned. There are other video and / or wedding associations of which wedding video producers can be members. Generally, membership entails some standard of service and / or quality. Just make sure that the association itself is respectable. Inquire as to member numbers and selection criteria. Search the net for information on membership numbers. Some video and wedding associations are more like money-making ventures – money rather than experience or ethics can buy membership, accreditation and awards. So be sure to engage only a respectable, professional videographer.

View Their Work!

Plain and simple – view their work. Look at whole productions, not just ‘demo highlights’ or fancy website pictures. Look at the final product:

  • What do the video or DVD covers look like?
  • How good is the quality of sound?
  • What do the menus and / or credits look like?
  • Look at more than one wedding video and more than one video producer

Now, you’re not expected to sit through five entitlement wedding videos to confirm a video producer is up to scratch, but when they’re showing you an example ask to see the vows or credits, or request an example of a particular style or event. If the video is on DVD then it should be a fairly simple task to select certain chapters. When people are selling something, obviously they’re more likely to show you the best parts. So just make sure the not-so-best bits are acceptable and not something you find disappointing.

    • Professional Equipment – Do they use broadcast quality cameras? Broadcast quality digital is the way to go. Audio equipment must also be of professional standard. Professional radio microphones are necessary to capture clearly your vows and other important readings and speeches.

    • Meet With Your Wedding Videographer – Sit down with your videographer and go through your wedding plan with them. As they will be with you for the full day, it’s important that you feel comfortable with your videographers. This is one of the most important criteria.

    • Who’s Filming Your Wedding? Ask whoever the person you’re seeing is the same person who will be filming on the day.

The Right Skin Care for the Right Kind of Skin

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A popular quote by Dr. Howard Murad says, “Healthy skin is a reflection of overall wellness”. This quote beautifully sums up the need to protect your skin against all odds because it reflects the state of your inner self. So a basic mantra to attain a glowing skin is to stay healthy and happy from inside.

The next step is to first understand your skin type and then caress it with the right kind of care. However, we generally do not pay any heed to such details and victimize our skin with chemical loaded beauty care products. Such products damage the skin and make it appear dull and worn out.

According to Ayurveda, there are basically three types of skin- Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Let’s try to understand each of these types.

  1. Vata Skin Type

The Vata type is characterized by dry, rough, wrinkled, and thin skin with small pores. It is highly sensitive to dry windy weather and can get easily dehydrated. If not treated with care, vata skin can age faster and look dry and flaky always.

Tips for Vata Skin Care

  • Apply products that contain a fusion of essential oils and natural herbs
  • Try to minimize the level of your mental and emotional stress as it pumps out vital juices out of the skin and makes it dehydrated
  • Drink at least 8 glass of water every day and consume juicy fruits in your regular diet
  • Correct the Vata imbalance by taking Vata Churna and Vata Tea
  1. Pitta Skin Type

Pitta type is characterized by fair, sensitive, and soft skin. It is vulnerable to freckles and moles and has tolerance to hot and spicy food. In absence of proper care, this skin type can develop rashes, acne, or sunburns.

Tips for Pitta Skin Care

  • Apply products that produce cooling effect on the skin
  • Protect yourself from harsh Sun rays by applying natural Sun protection creams
  • Avoid consuming hot and spicy food and exercising in the hot area
  • Drink plenty of water every day and consume healthy organic food
  • Avoid the application of chemical-based cosmetics
  1. Kapha Skin Type

People with Kapha type have oily, heavy, soft, dull, dense skin with large pores. Compared to other two types, this one is less prone to aging and wrinkles. This skin type is unacceptable to enlarged pores, excess oil, blackheads, and pimples. If not treated well, it can develop cystic acne.

Tips for Kapha Skin Care

  • Stay away from oily, fried, and heavy foods and switch to green leafy vegetables
  • Detoxify your body with fruits and vegetables and keep your digestive system in order
  • Consume Kapha Churna and Kapha Tea to correct the kapha imbalance in your body
  • Drink plenty of water every day and eat more of fruits and green vegetables

After you have identified your skin type, the next step is to choose the right products. A right kind of skin care with right kind of products leads to healthy and glowing skin. The best way to do this is …

Be A Halloween Superstar – Make Your Own Halloween Costume

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At last it's that time of year when for one night, at least, we can all pretent to be something or somebody else. We can simply put on a halloween costume, add a few accessories and get into the part. But for even more fun why no take complete control over who you want to be and make your own halloween costume. With a little bit of extra effort you can easily be the star of any halloween party or trick-or-treating expedition.

If you're going to make your own halloween costume you'd better get started. The sooner you get going the better. Leaving yourself plenty of time means you can relax and have fun collecting the bits and pieces you need to make your own halloween costume.

So, where do you start?

Well, before you can make your own halloween costume you need to decide who or what you want to be. You could have a famous hero or an icon – think about your favorite TV programs and movies. Who do you admire from history? Which musicians appeal to you?

Or you could go for the more traditional halloween costumes – ghosts, witches, pumpkins, ghouls and monsters.

Once you've decided on who or what you want to have it's time to search for items that can be used to create your own halloween costume.

The easiest place to start is at home. Look around from room to room and see what things you can find that might fit in with the halloween character you've chosen. There are the same items like wedding and bridesmaids dresses, prom gowns or formal suits that make outfits such as halloween fairies or angels. But do not be too fussy at first, just grab anything that catches your eye – unwanted clothing, shoes, gloves, pieces of fabric, garbage bags, boxes, ties, socks, old towels, sheets etc. etc. The possibilities are endless.

By spending a little extra time you should be able to come up with something a little more exciting than the hobgoblin outfits that all your neighbors will be wearing.

Maybe you could dig through the closets of your older relatives looking for clothing that has gone out of style. An old double-breasted pin stripe wold be a great base from which to make your own 30s gangster halloween costume.

Vintage clothing can be used for 60s hippies, 50s beatniks or 40s film stars. And if you do not have and relatives with cluttered closets who can help you make your own halloween costume you can always try your local thrift shop or second-hand store.

There's probably a goodwill outlet near you where you can pick your way through the rails and check out all the clothing for more halloween costume ideas. Maybe some old shoes or a purse will inspire. Sometimes an odd piece of fabric or a belt will get your creative juices flowing.

Do not worry if you can not find exactly what you're looking for. If you're feeling a …

Wholesale Men’s Sunglasses: New Styles in Demand

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The wholesale sector of men’s sunglasses is advancing, getting bolder and more fashionable. Being modern, and looking modern is the current icon of men’s sunglasses fashion. The revival of vintage models of eyewear is also making waves. What are the newest styles? What can retailers expect from men’s sunglasses wholesalers?

It appears that various retro styles are back in fashion. Remodeled Aviator Sunglasses, with a new spin, are back on the scene. They appear to be making their reappearance with great flair. There are various models to choose from. From classic teardrop lenses to squarer frames, there is no limit to the revival of this classic accessory. Eyewear that hasn’t lost any of its appeal, making its way back into the forefront of men’s eyewear fashions. Apart from the Aviator, it seems that Ray Ban inspired sunglasses are also making a comeback. These replicas not only recapture the allure that the sunglasses had on first arriving on the scene, but they are positively connecting with the current fashion trends as well. The re-launching of this product has invigorated the men’s sunglasses market.

The Harley Davidson inspired replica is an exciting alternative. They are the picture of modern trends while still having the appearance of motorcycle goggles. The revival of vintage trends by the wholesale men’s sunglasses industry is having an interesting effect on the retail sector.

The whole range of sunglasses for men appear to be getting sportier. There are a large variety of sports models available on the wholesale sector. Deeply contoured sunglasses that guarantee protection from the elements are also available in the market along with Sunglasses that are ultra-light and durable. These models are fine tuned for sportsmen. The sports and casual eyewear models come in a wide variety of colors, with tinted lenses. From sports visors, to print ensembles, the whole range of men’s sports sunglasses is exciting and prevalent to modern day men, who are now more fitness conscious than ever before. This awareness is impacting the range of sunglasses for men, so much so that more than a third of the items on offer are either sports or casual eyewear products. This trend gives evidence that a growing number of men practice sports. It is apt for the wholesale men’s sunglasses to reflect this demographic and illustrate what a big impact sports is making on men’s fashion.

Colorful models also find their way onto the list of men’s eyewear fashions, reflecting the currently changing trends in men’s sunglasses. The move away from the traditional has encouraged men once again to choose brighter colors to “dress their eyes”. It may seem audacious since men traditionally stick to black, however it seems that color is back on the checklist of what’s cool.

High tech sunglasses are also in on the mainstream. Polarized sunglasses are becoming more popular. Fluorescent lenses and modern lightweight materials are the new craze taking the market by storm. Bold brims with large emblems are featured by top design houses, again tortoise and …

Where Do Those English Wedding Traditions Come From?

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Today's weddings follow many superstitions and traditions that date back literally hundreds of years. Ever surprised where they came from and why? Many of these traditions were originally based on fertility, wealth, evil and good fortune.

In Anglo-Saxon times a man would select a wife and move her into his home for producing children, cooking and cleaning. Pathhers soon recognized the value of their daughters and introduced a 'fee', if you like. Suiters had to offer the family gifts to show they were able to provide for their daughters. Hundreds of years later, this reversed when fathers began to offer a dowry to the prospective husband. The theory behind it being that the marriage would last as the women had brought something into the marriage. If the marriage broke down, then the husband no longer had control over the dowry.

Engagements

In the 6th Century early engagements were an agreement between the groom and the bride's father that a marriage would take place. By Victorian times the groom would request permission from the bride's father for his 'daughter's hand in marriage'. Once the permission had been granted, the groom would propose to the prospective bride by asking on bended knee. If accepted, the groom would then have a legal obligation to marry his fiancee and if he jilted her she could sue for a break of promise. Thes days there is no legal obligation to marry from an engagement. In most cases it was the responsibility of the men to propose, but tradition did permit women to propose on February 29th. The engagement ring is worn on the third finger of the left hand, due to the Greek belief that this finger connects to the heart.

Which Day

Upto the 17th Century Sunday was the most popular wedding day as people did not have to work. However, the Puritans put a stop to this believing that it was improper to celebrate on the Sabbath. Saturday is the most popular day in present times, although more couples are choosing mid week, and eithe side of the weekend to save on costs. If you believed this rhyme, you would never get married on a Saturday.

Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday best of all,

Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses, Saturday for no luck at all

Having got the day sorted, what about the time of the year. The old saying, 'Marry in the month of May, and you'll live to regret the day' goes back to the pagans. In the Nineteenth Century there was a rush to get married on April 30th because brides refused to marry during May.

Married when the year is new, he'll be loving, kind & true,

When February birds do mate, You wed nor dread your fate.

If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you'll know.

Marry in April when you can, Joy for Maiden & for Man.

Marry in the month of May, and you'll certainly rue the day.

Marry …

Anti-Aging Beauty Makeover – What is the Best Makeup For Looking Younger?

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Many women have a problem with makeup. Although they instantly spot another woman who looks great, they cannot copy that look no matter what they try. Often, it’s because they get stuck in a rut when it comes to makeup. Anti-aging is not simply eating right, exercising, and the like…it is everything from prolonging life to feeling good and looking your best.

Makeup can help you look great whether you are at home cleaning your house or out on the town. Choosing the right colors and the appropriate textures are the most important factors. Of course, the base can make all the difference. As skin changes over time, so should your makeup. The base or foundation plays a big role. Make sure you choose the one that complements your skin, and skin tone. Under the foundation you should have a clean slate. Then, the proper moisturizer.

Now, you can begin. Start by applying your base, preferably with a damp cosmetic sponge. This ensures proper coverage and avoids clumping and caking. Follow up with a powder. These two products will ensure that your cosmetics “stick” and stay on longer without running.

Eyeliner: The older you are, the more you should steer clear of liquid liners. Use a pencil liner instead. Also, perhaps you should opt for browns or dark browns instead of black liners. It softens the look.

Eyeshadow: As you age, the wrinkles of the eyelids are more apparent. Avoid creamy and sparkly shadows at all costs. Instead, try powders. They don’t enter the creases as much, therefore they give your eyes a more youthful look.

Mascara: Always use mascara. Again, you can go with dark brown. Mascara makes eyes livelier.

Blush: As we age, our “rosy” color fades. In fact, the older we are, the more gray it becomes. Brush on some blush in more neutral tones with a real applicator blush brush. Throw away the brush that comes with the product as it makes it very difficult to apply and often causes streaks.

Lips: Use a lip liner! Match the lip liner to the lipstick! The older you are, the more you should opt for a lip stain which will avoid any running.…

Why Should you Choose Acetate for your Sunglass Frames?

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What do sunglass frames and Lego have in common? Once upon a time, they were both made from the same material – cellulose acetate or Acetate/Zyl (aka. ‘Zylonite’) as it’s commonly known today. Acetate/Zyl is the most popular material for sunglass frames in the world right now – and for a number of good reasons.

Super lightweight

If you like frames that seem like they’re hardly there when perched on your nose, Acetate/Zyl frames may be close to your perfect match. Tough, hardwearing and intriguingly transparent, Acetate/Zyl have a more natural feel than plastic. That’s important because you’re likely to touch your frames regularly so you want them to feel good in your hands.

Extremely flexible

High quality Acetate/Zyl is very flexible, so it’s ideal material for creating frames you can gently adjust to fit your head. Plus, if you’re environmentally minded, Acetate/Zyl is a natural choice. It’s made from renewable resources, including a combination of natural cotton fibres, cotton flakes and wood flakes, which gives it an extremely flexible capability to present the broadest variety of colours and patterns, including that tortoiseshell effect.

Kaleidoscope of colours.

If you’re a creative person, you’ll no doubt be drawn to the amazing arrays of colours and effects that can be achieved with Acetate/Zyl, ranging from glossy primary colours to a rainbow of layered zebra stripes, spots and chips. It’s often better to choose frames with light colours on the interior sides, though. This makes the frame disappear from your visual field, whereas dark or black frames create a visible line around your visual field.

Choose carefully

It’s important to remember that not all Acetate/Zyl is created equal. It’s generally acknowledged the best ones on the market come from either Italy or Japan. In the 1940s, imitation tortoiseshell Acetate/Zyl frames were block cut from a single sheet of material and finely ground but into shape by a skilled craftsperson. Today, the best frames are still made in this way, partly because it’s easier to create special colour effects.

All glasses frames are not created equal. Crafting Acetate/Zyl frames

Beware Acetate/Zyl frames that look as if they’ve been injection moulded – they’ll be more prone to brittleness. These are made taking cellulose acetate, liquefying it and pouring it into a mould. They come out matte and colourless, so they have to be spray painted and treated with a design.

This coating can chip, bubble, degrade or develop a cloudy white film in hot or humid environments (largely anywhere you want to wear them, then!). …Plus, they’re not particularly flexible – if you bend them, they’ll break – so they’re usually less comfortable to wear. Its best to look out for well know brands such as RayBan or Lacoste sunglasses, as you know the marque of quality is there for a reason.

What’s the alternative?

If Acetate/Zyl frames aren’t quite right for your look, you’ve got a wealth of alternatives, including:

Metal – the second most popular material for frames after Acetate/Zyl, metal is …

Pass Her Test: The Key to How to Get Women in Bed

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The initial interaction between a man and a woman is all about the guy trying to find out how to get women in bed. The woman, on the other hand, is trying to find out if the guy passes all of her tests on his way to being allowed to go to bed with her. Guys need to know how to pass these tests if they ever hope to reach their ultimate goals. Below are some guidelines on how to pass women’s test that will surely get you to bed with her.

To begin with, if a girl is testing you, it is a positive sign. This means she is, at a minimum, interested and attracted to you. It also means that you are succeeding with your approach toward picking her up. Now, she needs to find out whether you really are a cool guy or if you are simply faking it to get into her pants. She is going to ask you some basic questions that aren’t about anything really important. They are going to ask things like “do you pick up a lot of women?” or “do you kiss and tell?” Nothing earth-shattering, but you still have to pass them in any event.

The first key to passing the test is to always agree. Even if she is asking you a completely preposterous question like “are you gay?” you need to sarcastically agree with her. Make your response as exaggerated as possible so she knows that you are being sarcastic and that she understands that your real answer is no. She will also find this kind of response to be humorous, which is a bonus since humor builds attraction.

After you answer her question, the next part of passing her test is to change the subject right away. This allows the conversation to progress without any awkward moments in between passing the test and moving to the next stage of the interaction. If you allow any space to grow, she will continue to test you, which you do not really want. You can also choose to ignore the test, since answering the question might not be useful for your end goal.

All girls will test you to make sure you are who they want. So, if you want to learn how to get women in bed, you have to learn how to pass their tests. Once you pass, your path toward your goal will be a lot smoother.…

Develop the Diva 2 – 12 Things to Know About Women

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The word Diva inspires different reactions. Some women say they want to be a Diva, or they do not want to be a Diva, or they think they already are a Diva.

Webster's defines Diva as a "goddess, a fine lady." The term often describes a person who, although irritating, can not be done without.

Women leaders need to communicate with the clarity, conviction, and confidence to move their agendas forward in negotiations and other forms of communication.

So I refer to it as Developing the Diva Within. First identify and then use the skills that women possess. Often women do not recognize these as skills and do not lease them to empower their communication success.

The key to successful communication is to understand that the audience drives the communication, not the speaker. The speaker needs to talk in a way that the audience will "get it". It is not incumbent on the audience to understand the message. In the business world, women are often talking to male audiences. Here they need to speak in a way a male audience will "get it".

ORIGINAL 7 STEPS TO "Get OUT OF THE Way" of your Inner Diva:

1. End Sentences with Voice Low and Strong

2. Do not Talk Through Defining Moments

3. Be Empowered in Word and Action

4. Have the Confidence to Ask Questions

5. Engagement to Pass the W Test

Why you, Why now, What manner

6. Use Scalpel of Clarity-Mercilessly

7. Begin at the END. Be Your Own GPS

Tips to Develop the Diva 2

1. Use rhetorical devices to connect with the audience. Easy to use examples are: If you could see what I see, the simple truth is, you deserve to know.

2. Be a Sharkette – no one gives up power willingly. Do not ask for power, you take it.

An illustration of verbal uncertainty is the use of tag questions. Instead of making a statement that can stand alone, female employees may add a short question at the end:

"The meeting starts at nine, does not it?"

"I think the project is coming along do not you?"

In sharp contrast to the communication style of men, which seeks to establish and maintain status and domination, women's communication is more egalitarian, or rule-by-consensus. You could say the female mode prevents women from displaying excellence.

3. "If you do not like change, you will like irrelevancy even less", General Eric Shinseki

Being irrelevant is far worse than being ineffective.

4. Visual – how women and men communicate differently

The visual aspect of communication involves varying levels of body expression, with women usually functioning at high intensity. Faces are animated and hands are in motion, often touching others. These characteristics may make women look hyper and emotional.

Men are more conservative in domestic movement and body contact. Women as the speaker may want to reduce the intensity of their visuals.

Men tend to be unreserved in sitting styles: sprawling, stretching and spreading out. The intensity level …

Spa Gifts Differentiate Your Spa

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Women have many choices when selecting a spa. There are a number of salons offering spa services and full service luxury spas are expanding into many US cities. A way to differentiate your spa is to offer a special gift with each service or as an add on to a relaxation package. The perfect selection of spa gifts will remind women of the great experience she had at your spa.

The International Spa Association reported in 2003 that there were approximately 12,000 spas in the United States which generated $ 11.2 billion dollars in revenue, up from $ 5 billion dollars in 1999. Over 45 million Americans visit spas annually, with 77% of those clients being women.

With so much competition in the spa and salon marketplace, differentiation is key. Women are no longer just seeking a pampering and relaxing experience, they are seeking wellness benefits as well. Many spas have reacted to this trend by highlighting their services and wellness benefits. Many spas are offering more medically inspired services. While this trend has been helpful in getting more people to seek the services at a spa, the relaxation and pampering component of the experience has been lost in the process. While it is true that many services at a spa, do have wellness attributes, one of the best benefits of a spa visit is the sense pampering and relaxation which each service can provide.

The quiet, lush and luscious surroundings, with soft colors and music can build a sense of calm. The attentive and knowledgeable salon and spa professions will make the experience truly wonderful and keep clients coming back for more. In the past, these were the keys to success. Now with so many more choices in the market place, spas will need to do more than offer a relaxed environment and superior spa services. In today's market place, offering each client a gift with each visit is not only a great marketing strategy it is a way to truly set the experience apart. The size and nature of the spa gifts should fit the size and nature of the service (s) provided. If a client books a full or half day package, consider offering them a basket of trial size lotions, scrubs and other products, which were used during their visit. Then at home, she can experience the smell and feel of her day at the spa all over again. Another idea, is to offer a plush robe, which she can wear during or in between her treatments and then take home with her. Every time she slips on the robe, she will be reminded of her peaceful and relaxing visit to your spa.

Another choice is to offer a basket filled with candles, which are the signature scent of the spa. The fragrance should be subtle, but relaxing. When she burns the candles at home, she will be reminded of her trip to your spa. Each spa gift can be tailor in size and service the …

Finding a Dora the Explorer Gift

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If you are like millions of other parents across the world, you have a child who is obsessed with Dora the Explorer. They talk about Dora, sing about Dora, pretend to be Dora, and all around love anything that relates to their favorite bilingual adventurer. When it comes time to buy your child a gift for their birthday, or whatever other special occasion might merit gift giving, the obvious course of action would be to get your child a Dora the Explorer gift of some kind. The challenge is, with so much merchandise on the market, and children’s amorphous tastes, it often becomes difficult to pick out exactly which things will make good gifts and which ones will not.

Obviously, this problem’s solution relies heavily on your knowledge of your child’s preferences. If they have a favorite character from the Dora cast, then your job may become a bit easier. Or if, for instance, they prefer a certain kind of toy or game, or enjoy story books, then that too will help you in picking out what to get them. You may also want to consider trying to get some of this information from your child in conversation, as that could easily save you a great deal of time and frustration in the long run.

If your child is approaching the age at which they are learning how to read, or if they simply enjoy having stories read to them, then you may want to consider buying your child a few Dora the Explorer story books. There are a wide variety of picture books to choose from, each one with a plot that is guaranteed to be fun, and maybe even teach your child a thing or two. You may also want to consider a few of these books for the subject matter they deal with. For instance, if your child has a new sibling on the way, there is a Dora book on that subject which might help with any feelings of insecurity. There are also some books that focus on the educational aspect more.

There are, of course, a large variety of Dora the Explorer toys that you can choose from. There are several different varieties of puzzles, ranging in difficulty from simple puzzles of around 12 pieces, to ones which have 48 or so, meaning you can find puzzles for whatever skill level your child might be comfortable with. If they prefer dolls to puzzles, there is a large selection of figures and play sets such as the Animal Rescue Adventure set, which has Dora and her cousin Diego rescue a jaguar cub. There is also a Lego play set that allows your child to build a playground for Dora and Boots to play in. The pieces are all very simple and easy to assemble, so you will not have to worry about it being too difficult.

Lastly, you may want to consider buying your child one of the Dora the Explorer music CDs that are available. …

What Turns a Woman On? – Top 5 Things to Turn Women on Sexually

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So what turns a women on? Many guys think if they knew the secrets they could conquer the world. The truth is, there really are no secrets but some simple well-proven methods that work every time but only if you know how to apply them.

The following techniques are especially great for couples in long term relationships that may need a little spice to perk things up a little. We're not suggesting you use them on a first date; they may get you slapped but for those of you wanting to re-invigorate your relationships then the following tips on what turns on a woman will definitely do help.

Did you know for women it's not just about the sex. Women like to connect on a higher level; they want to be connected to their partners. Too many men will hurt a relationship without using this to keep their ladies mesmerized and if you're one of these, then keep reading.

What Turns Women On

# 1. Girls are supposed to be prim and proper – it's true but guys, you need to speak up a little with your partner. In other words let her know how much she turns you on, what you would like to do with her and when. Depending on how well you know your partner just keep it from getting too smutty but this is great and actually is a strong form of mental foreplay.

# 2. Taunt her across the room during a quiet moment. How? Sexually, that's how. In other words, a wink followed by gently biting your lip lets her know that her man is in the mood so get ready. Touch yourself in areas you normally would not but let her know it's hers whenever she wants it.

# 3. Leave her notes and messages. For example, while she's at work send her a message of what you would rather be doing right now and with what … her of course. You need to always tempt her with an invitation to meet at a particular place like your home in a set amount of time. This can be extremely powerful.

# 4. You need to re-discover the basics about what turns on a woman. In other words, little things like hand holding, looking into each other's eyes and those personal expressions you used to give each other. Re-introduce them back into your life.

# 5. The ear is a woman's sensitive spot. Many just love the sound of whispering in their ears. Sounds simple but try it and get ready for a "rocket-style take-off" of epic proportions. Follow the whispered message with a gentle blow. …